San Francisco – Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D – San Francisco) held a press conference today urging students to continue to enroll in classes at City College of San Francisco (CCSF). Ting was joined by CCSF Board of Trustees President, John Rizzo, Trustees Chris Jackson, Rafael Mandelman, and Dr. Anita Grier, AFT2121 President, Alisa Messer, outgoing Academic Senate President, Karen Saginor, and outgoing VP of Communications, Associated Students of Ocean Campus, Melanie Ortanez.
“As City College of San Francisco and its stakeholders continue to make progress towards meeting the Accreditation Commission’s standards, it is important for current and potential students to understand that City College is open, accredited and enrolling students for the fall semester,” said Ting. Credits are guaranteed to count toward a degree or certificate, and eligible students are still able to receive financial aid.
“It is important that we come together as a community to dispel some of the myths about City College. The quality of the education is not in question. Students should remain enrolled as we focus on the task at hand—keeping and maintaining accreditation and providing quality educational opportunities to the more than 85,000 students at CCSF.” said Ting.
Vice Chancellor of Communications for the State Chancellor’s Office of Community Colleges Paul Feist said, “The state chancellor’s office is committed to CCSF. It is important that we find ways to support the college and truly, the best way to support the college is to enroll in a class. I am confident that if we come together to support CCSF and encourage students to keep enrolling, we will be successful.”
Assemblymember Ting, along with Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Senator Mark Leno and Senator Leland Yee have all signed off on a statement expressing their support and commitment to CCSF.
Assemblymember Ting is the Chair of Assembly Democratic Caucus and the Assembly Select Committee on Asia/California Trade and Investment Promotion, and he serves on the Budget Subcomittee on Education Finance, Business, Professions and Consumer Protection, Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials and the Revenue and Taxation committees.